UPDATE: THERE WILL BE NO PERFORMANCES UNTIL SATURDAY Tonight’s performance of DESIRE will not go ahead due to the Red Weather alert. The next performance will be on Friday, March 2nd, and opening night will take place on Saturday March 3rd. There will be a special ticket price of €13 on Friday.

Women’s Voices Season

We kicked off our 2018 programme this year with two strong new plays by talented women playwrights. Sophia Leuner’s award-winning Save + Quit returned due to popular demand after a sell-out run and impressed audiences and critics once again with her cutting and humorous script. Megan O’Malley’s debut play Home put the audience in the […]

Anatomy of a Tour Launch

On Thursday 30th November we launched Anatomy of a Tour publication , celebrating 20 years of The New Theatre. The publication takes a detailed look behind the scenes of Gerard Humpreys ‘Ledwidge’, which toured nationally in 2017 to 10 venues. We invited The New Theatre Friends to the performance of The Restoration of Hope by […]

New Writing Week 2017 A Huge Success!

We are delighted that New Writing Week 2017: Discovering New Voices was such a success. Over the course of 3 days we had 15 actors, 12 writers, 9 scenes, 3 full plays, 4 directors and countless audience members in our theatre and on our stage. We have a lot of thanks to give, so first […]

New Theatre Team in the Bram Stoker Festival

We are delighted that three of our New Theatre Team, Lisa Krugel, Jane McCarthy and Katie O’Kelly are all part of DEAD AIR in the Bram Stoker Festival 2017! Jane and Katie have both written short radio plays, performed live on stage with foley effects, along with 4 other writers, Lee Coffey, Katie McCann, Roger […]

Autumn Highlights

We had a fantastically successful festival season with many sell-out shows for both Fringe and Dublin Theatre Festivals. This was topped off by All Honey, written by Ciara Elizabeth Smyth (our 2018 Writer in Residence) winning the Fishamble New Writing Award at Dublin Fringe Festival. All Honey was featured in The New Theatre: Dublin’s New […]


The New Theatre is now accepting submissions for our upcoming New Writing Week November 2017. New writing has always been at the heart of The New Theatre. If you have an original play that has not been staged we want to hear from you. We’re looking for new voices, original ideas and engaging themes that […]

LEDWIDGE Tour 2017

This spring our production of ‘Ledwidge’ by Gerard Humphreys, went on a national tour to celebrate the centenary of Great War poet. The tour took us to The Lyric Theatre – Belfast, Theatre Royal – Waterford, St. John’s Theatre – Listowel, Friarsgate Theatre – Kilmallock, Watergate Theatre – Kilkenny, Riverbank Arts Centre – Newbridge, Solstice […]

Designer Orla Reynolds featured in Irish Times

Congratulations to Designer Orla Reynolds for her amazing work, and inclusion in the Irish Times series The Story of Home. Orla has designed many of our in house, national & international touring productions, to high acclaim including James Joyce’s A Portrait Of The Artist As a Young Man directed by Jimmy Fay, Gerard Humphreys’ Lockdown, […]

Welcoming Our New Artist in Residence

Introducing our Artist in Residence – Writer and Performer, Ciara Smyth. Ciara will be with us for a whole year during which time The New Theatre will present two of her plays. We cannot wait to see the first of these in July 2017, and we can look forward to the second show in Spring […]

We’re Hiring

The New Theatre seeks a Finance Administrator to take responsibility for the entire financial operation of the theatre. The Finance Administrator reports to the Artistic Director and liaises with other staff, and will be responsible for: Bookkeeping, using TAS Books Payments Debtors Petty Cash Financial settlements with incoming companies Cash flow Budgets, in collaboration with […]


As we near the end of 2016, it’s time to take a look back at what’s been our busiest and most exciting year to date, with 9 new playreadings, 18 new productions, 3 new festivals – the INTERNATIONAL LITERATURE FESTIVAL, the SILK ROAD FESTIVAL and the CULT HORROR FESTIVAL– plus the welcome return of PALFEST […]

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